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    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    I came to find out over the years that after Bob Knight was fired by IU that the rivalry died then for me. It was not as much fun playing or beating IU after Knight was gone. It was so much fun watching him stalk off the court after his team lost. He was like a spoiled child taking his ball and going home after not getting his way. That's been gone for a long time and will never be re-captured again.

    But all rivalries have died for me now. I am in the process of divorcing myself from college sports. I hate the way it has turned with transfers and NIL. Just no pleasure for me anymore and with the genie out of the bottle it will never go back to being close to the way it was before. Like many divorces I may go back for short times again to watch a little, mainly out of habit, but over time things will drift away and I will go to other interests and things that make me happier.
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    I'm late to this. I keep forgetting about this section of the board.
    I got to watch all 4 global jam games.
    Cats were fun to watch. I like the shorter shot clock as well. I don't think the competition was any good. I still wonder what Bradshaw and Ugonna will do to the 5 out. Definitely know Ugonna will effect it.
    Edwards,,Wagner and Sheppard are as good as advertised. Sheppard even better than I expected.
    Dillingham looks like a typical freshman he is behind the others. I thought Hart would get more clock. He looks to be a victory cigar with the walkons.
    Really like Mitchell at the 5. But I know he will be the 4 once the big guys are healthy. As I doubt they could rebound with Mitchell at the 5 against any team with good big men.
    Should be a fun season. I think they have a chance at making a March run. How far? Impossible to tell. They definitely have talented guards. But sans Reeves zero experience at the position.

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    Is there really one lone IUesdtobe fan in the UK thread? Shouldn't you be in the ASSembly hall section? Just messing with you. At least you got the Reds fan part correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    Really like Mitchell at the 5. But I know he will be the 4 once the big guys are healthy. As I doubt they could rebound with Mitchell at the 5 against any team with good big men.
    If nothing else, I think this gives Calipari an idea that he can survive with Mitchell stealing about 10 mpg as a small ball center.

    Not sure Oyensu will play this year. (The lack of clarity on his injury is troubling. Especially for a big.)

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    You are remarkably concerned with my sartorial choices, AH. Every post you've made over the past two pages is about me and what I might be wearing or have in my drawers. Is there a reason why you want to wear a UK shirt?

    Oh, I think I've figured it out.

    Deep in that heart of yours, you really want to wear something different. Something that makes all the guys turn and take notice. Something more exciting and not stuck in the era of disco. Something that's not tinged with sadness and failure. I mean, IU is decidedly below Purdue in the state pecking order currently. Gene Keady is postively gleeful-- so much so that his combover is dancing something fierce. That's got to be a punch in the gut for fans of programs who, for a brief time, mattered.

    Go for it, man. Don't be afraid to experiment! You be you! Dig deep into that closet, and come out of there with something blue. You can do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I came to find out over the years that after Bob Knight was fired by IU that the rivalry died then for me. It was not as much fun playing or beating IU after Knight was gone. It was so much fun watching him stalk off the court after his team lost. He was like a spoiled child taking his ball and going home after not getting his way. That's been gone for a long time and will never be re-captured again.

    But all rivalries have died for me now. I am in the process of divorcing myself from college sports. I hate the way it has turned with transfers and NIL. Just no pleasure for me anymore and with the genie out of the bottle it will never go back to being close to the way it was before. Like many divorces I may go back for short times again to watch a little, mainly out of habit, but over time things will drift away and I will go to other interests and things that make me happier.
    My favorite was when UK beat them in the '75 Mideast Region final. The Hoosiers were undefeated and the prohibitive favorite to win it all. They had beaten UK 98-74 earlier in the season. The Cats pulled off the upset and the camera panned to the crowd where Knight's wife was in tears. GLORIOUS!!!!
    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky Fried Redleg View Post
    My favorite was when UK beat them in the '75 Mideast Region final. The Hoosiers were undefeated and the prohibitive favorite to win it all. They had beaten UK 98-74 earlier in the season. The Cats pulled off the upset and the camera panned to the crowd where Knight's wife was in tears. GLORIOUS!!!!
    My favorite all time game too. None will ever match it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    My favorite all time game too. None will ever match it.
    Also my favorite college game ever. Yet another parallel.
    Its the mathematical potential for a single game to last forever, in a suspended world where no clock rules the day, that aligns baseball as much with the dead as the living.
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    What Zvonimir Ivisics commitment means for Kentucky
    https://www.on3.com/teams/kentucky-w...-for-kentucky/

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    What Zvonimir Ivisic’s commitment means for Kentucky
    https://www.on3.com/teams/kentucky-w...-for-kentucky/

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    He seems to really fit what Cal likes to do and what Cal's best teams have been able to do. A big guy who can block shots, shoot from distance, move without the ball, even bring the ball up the court. A lot to like here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky Fried Redleg View Post
    He seems to really fit what Cal likes to do and what Cal's best teams have been able to do. A big guy who can block shots, shoot from distance, move without the ball, even bring the ball up the court. A lot to like here.
    (I've seen only highlights of Ivisic, so this could be an extremely poor take.) The ideal of Ivisic is a great one for a switch to a modern, five-out offense. He's a 7'2", mobile, distance-shooting big who is long enough to alter and block shots underneath. He's not a banger (at all). But among he, Bradshaw, and Mitchell, the Cats have three guys who can play the frontcourt spots and shoot open jumpers.

    That should, in theory, open up the lane for Dillingham, Sheppard, Reeves, Edwards, and Wagner.

    I wonder what this does for Oyenso. (I'm guessing his injury is severe-- as in, months-long or possibly season-ending.) I'm hopeful Ivisic allows Kentucky to ease Bradshaw back rather than push him. (That would have the added benefit of getting Theiro some time at the PF position, which is, IMO, his best spot. (This assumes he eventually finds a jump shot.)

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    The Indiana series is back.

    Two games at Rupp, one at Lucas Oil and one at Assembly Hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    The Indiana series is back.

    Two games at Rupp, one at Lucas Oil and one at Assembly Hall.

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    Go Hoosiers!

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    Re: UK Basketball 2023-2024: The Last Dance?

    Boogie Fland commits to Kentucky over Indiana.

    He joins Somto Cyril in the 2024 class.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    Boogie Fland commits to Kentucky over Indiana.

    He joins Somto Cyril in the 2024 class.


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    I really thought my Hoosiers had Fland. I am bummed.


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